Our Programs

Purcell Preschool offers child care programs from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday to Friday, twelve months a year.

We are closed for all Statutory holidays and for two weeks at Christmas per the local school district’s calendar.

Our programs are open to children aged 12 months – 5+ years. We are located in the former Meadowbrook Elementary School and share the building and surrounding campus space with Conseil scolaire francophone (CSF), a French-language elementary school.

We foster and encourage a nurturing, play-based learning environment with natural and opened-ended materials that help promote self-directed learning and interaction. A well-rounded program will be implemented to help support each child’s developmental needs.

Conventional Preschool

Blended Preschool/Daycare Program

Purcell Preschool offers a blended program of early learning and daycare from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday to Friday, twelve months a year. We cultivate a safe, respectful, and engaging environment that creates a foundation for a successful transition to Kindergarten.

Our daily schedule includes ECE-led preschool programming in the morning (8:00 AM – 12:00 PM) and group daycare in the afternoon (12:00 – 5:00 PM). This well-balanced program involves a mix of indoor and outdoor play and learning. It is open to children aged 3 – 5 years.

The goal of this program is to engage our early learners in a constructive and supportive manner and maximize the opportunities afforded to them by the Early Learning Framework.

Conventional Preschool
Forest Preschool Program

Forest Preschool Program

Purcell Preschool offers an outdoor-oriented program for children aged 4 – 5 years which maximizes the use of our campus forest and in support of place-based learning and in alignment with the Early Learning Framework.

The focus of the program is on experiential learning in an outdoor environment. The goal is to enable and empower children with increased confidence, resilience, self-esteem, and independence while cultivating an appreciation for and connection to nature.

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Forest Preschool Program
Infant-Toddler Program

Infant-Toddler Program

Purcell Preschool offers child care for infants and toddlers from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday to Friday, twelve months a year. This program is available to children aged 12 months to 3 years.

The goal of of our program is to nurture and support each’s child’s individual growth and development in preparation for them to transition to our preschool-aged programs.

Our maximum cohort size for this program is 12 children with a maximum ratio of four children to each staff member.

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Infant-Toddler Program